In London, the governor of Wisconsin and Republican presidential hopeful wanted to talk about cheese, but his audience wanted to talk about sticky topics.
What kind of country do we live in, where it’s legal for a man to bring a weapon to a noise complaint? Or a parking dispute?
So deep is American support for government to rein in spending that even boosters of the military, a traditionally strong area, do not come through unscathed.
Polls show that the American people — including a majority of Republican voters — overwhelmingly want the government to take climate action and promote clean energy.
HB 129 would charge inmates to visit the infirmary. Since the state pays a flat fee to medical providers, this won't save any money.
There may not be enough state money to qualify for Missouri’s share of federal highway funds, which means the federal gasoline taxes Missourians pay at the pump will end up going to other states.
Gun advocates have identified a new scene where bans on firearms must be lifted: college campuses, but the idea has deadly potential.
Despite wide support of a generous immigration policy, a judge's decision in Texas demonstrates that Obama's political whims are the wrong way to get there.
Virtual or cyber-based schools are a topic of legislative discussion in Jefferson City, but with no accountability from the state's department of education or motivation to learn from students, they're not a solution.
No green screen, no Doppler radar, no five-day forecast graphic — the forecast from Planet Boone is the Missourian's John Schneller at his campfire best.
After serious tank-car crashes, the country needs to encourage rapid development of an integrated network of modern, safe and more efficient underground pipelines to carry the energy we rely on.
This is the new media universe at work, and any candidate for president in 2016 who doesn't understand and utilize this universe will be at a huge disadvantage.
Punishing a respected department when state legislators don't get their way is mean and short-sighted.
President Obama has made it clear that we are not engaged in an attack on Islam, nor are we committed to "long-term, large-scale ground combat operations" against the Islamic State.
Ideally, ban proponents would show real leadership through education and advocacy to make environmentally friendly bag use the cultural norm, instead of imposed by law.
HB-865, a proposed bill that would prevent towns from raising the minimum wage, could inhibit the middle class as well as those in lower economic classes.
Chancellor's public apology for trumped-up ratings in the School of Management was welcome but belated.
If newly-elected representatives must start fundraising so quickly after their election, why not help relieve the problem by staggering their terms in office.
We need a system where everyone participates and everyone's voice is heard. We need to ensure that everyone knows who is trying to buy influence in our elections and government.
Buried in the White House budget is a $21.8 billion writedown on the government's student loan portfolio that no one seems to want to mention — perhaps because taxpayers can expect more red ink to come.